Candidates must be local to the Syracuse, NY site.
The Packaging/Shipping Engineer designs, tests, and implements packaging designs that are an integral part of the organization's Product Development process. They also review and improve existing packaging designs. This individual develops, designs, and tests standards and guidelines for developing packaging solutions to MIL Specs for the organization's products. This role will work with internal resources and packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging goals.
Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing. Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions. Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging. Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Work closely with global suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, and sourcing. Participate in product introduction teams, to deliver new products to market. Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage. Work closely with Engineering to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements. Specify and recommend efficiency tools and test methods to develop and validate packaging designs. Work with the manufacturing department to insure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability. Develop and implement comprehensive test plans to ensure that packaging exceeds customer specifications.
A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or packaging engineering is required. Must have 5+ years of experience in industrial or consumer packaging. Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, MIL Specs, etc.)
The Structures Company is a national staffing firm specializing in contract, contract to hire, and direct hire placement opportunities. Our clients rely on us to support their engineering, IT, Production, Maintenance & Repair, and support staff. Our niche recruiting team is one of our biggest strengths and is why we are a top provider of talented professionals to the majority of our clients. They will help you identify the opportunity that best fits your interests while also providing industry-leading customer service. We support the majority of aerospace OEM's and tier 1 suppliers across the United States. The Structures Company LLC is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer (or AA/ EOE)